Courtney Williams

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Courtney Williams started working at District Administration last summer after finding the perfect job that combines both of her passions- education and journalism. Courtney holds a Master's of Education from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor's in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Before DA, Courtney worked as an associate producer for Good Morning Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz. and taught sophomore English in Tucson, Ariz. In her free time, Courtney works as a learning specialist in Fairfield County, Conn. and practices hot yoga to remind her of summers back home.

Articles by Courtney Williams

District Administration, April 2012

Dozens of social learning networks have been created specifically for education to emphasize 21st century skills, project-based learning and collaboration.

District Administration, March 2012

Move over Groupon and Living Social; Schoola is the newest deal-of-the-day Web site, and its mission is to help schools raise money.
More than 50 percent of call signs still need to be narrowbanded to meet compliance by Jan. 1, 2013.
An elementary school teacher at Dublin City (Ohio) Schools guides students through a group reading in class.
New evaluation tool emphasizes teacher self-assessment, PD and student data.

District Administration, February 2012

In June 2010, we reported on a few mobile pioneering districts. We checked back with them to see where they are today.
Students in Niles Township High School District 219 in Skokie, Ill. play big role in organic lunch program.
Smartphones have moved quickly from banned to embraced in K12 schools.

District Administration, January 2012

Green school save an average of $100,000 per year on operating costs.
Clintondale (Mich.) Community Schools’ high school has turned the traditional school day upside-down.

District Administration, Nov/Dec 2011

Wapello Community (Iowa) School District turned a penny tax into major school renovations.
The winners reflect how educators seek a variety of technological tools in tough economic times.

District Administration, October 2011

Over 150 school districts in Illinois have teamed up to share software and technology through a one-of-its-kind nonprofit cloud-computing consortium.
The latest in hardware, software, books & materials, facilities and the Internet.
For several years, Superintendent Roel Gonzalez of the Rio Grande City Consolidated (Texas) Independent School District has taken responsibility not only for student learning but also for the health of each student.
Recommended reading for district leaders.
School districts add external cameras to increase student safety.
Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District turned to a new user-friendly program using Google maps.
States have until Oct. 19 to submit applications for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

District Administration, September 2011

Banned Books Week raises awareness to protect access to books.